If you've been keeping up with us, you probably know our scents are made from responsibly foraged botanicals and essential oils. What you might not know is that we use the same subtle scents in soap, and have been fine tuning the recipe the last few years.
We believe in consuming consciously. To do that you need all the information to make informed decisions about what you purchase and what goes on your skin. So we thought we'd share that here and let you in on our soap making process.
We make bar soap the way it's been made for thousands of years—with oil and lye (sodium hydroxide) using a 'cold process' method. Over the last 70 years, synthetic foaming agents (surfactants) have become the go-to for soap production—most commercial soaps are made with Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or similar chemicals. To your skin, this could mean irritation, rashes, and dryness. These chemicals are cheaper, quicker, and less finicky to work with, but we don't use them.
Our way, soap takes time, but it's worth it. The actual soap-making process takes a couple hours but
its curing time that requires patience. After making and pouring the soap into moulds, we wrap it up to keep warm for a few days. Once they're un-moulded and cut, the bars sit to cure for four weeks. During this time the bars harden so they'll last longer in your shower.
We've been working hard on expanding our soap offering with larger bars and more liquid soap. It's not quite ready yet, but this too is worth waiting for. While you wait you can check out our current stock of bar soap and liquid soap.